– by Joseph Jammer Medina

This past weekend saw the releases of three wide releases, including Justice League, the latest entry in the DC Extended Universe, the drama film Wonder, and the religious animated film, The Star.

In first place with $94 million is Justice League ($2 million lower than initially estimated). While this would be considered a good opening by normal standards, Justice League is not your standard film. Simply put, this is the Avengers of the DCEU, and as such, you know Warner Bros. was looking at at least match (if not, exceed), Batman v Superman’s $166 million opening. Instead, we ended up with a figure that was a little more than half that number. Given that the film could have cost as much as $300 million, plus an extra $100 to $200 million in advertising, the film could very well need big numbers to break even. As such, the $96 million domestically isn’t a great harbinger of things to come. We’ll be keeping an eye on this one as things develop.

In Second place is the film Wonder, the drama film about a child with Treacher Collins syndrome, with $27.1 million. The movie was decently reviewed by critics and had a touching subject matter that audiences really seem to have connected with.

In third place is Thor: Ragnarok with $21.8 million. The film has now brought in $738.1 million worldwide, easily taking in the most money of any Thor to date. However, with its 61.8 percent drop from last weekend alone, it’s safe to say that its momentum is slowing down substantially. While Justice League may have had many things going against it, Thor: Ragnarok doesn’t appear to have been a huge factor.

The top 10 domestic weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, November 19, are below.

  1. Justice League – Warner Bros. – $94.0M
  2. Wonder – Lionsgate – $27.1M
  3. Thor: Ragnarok – Disney – $21.8M
  4. Daddy’s Home 2 – Paramount – $14.8M
  5. Murder on the Orient Express – 20th Century Fox – $13.8M
  6. Star, The – Sony – $10.0M
  7. Bad Moms Christmas, A – STX Entertainment – $6.9M
  8. Lady Bird – A24 – $2.3M
  9. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri – Fox Searchlight – $1.1M
  10. Jigsaw – Lionsgate – $1.1M

The top 10 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, November 19, are below.

  1. Justice League – Warner Bros. – $281.5M
  2. Thor: Ragnarok – Disney – $45.9M
  3. Murder On The Orient Express – 20th Century Fox – $34.5M
  4. Wonder – Multiple – $27.4M
  5. Daddy’s Home 2 – Paramount – $14.8M
  6. Bad Mom’s Christmas, A – STX Entertainment – $12.0M
  7. Star, The – Sony – $10.0M
  8. Paddington 2 – Warner Bros. – $9.2M
  9. Golden Monk, The – Multiple – $8.5M
  10. Happy Death Day – Universal – $8.2M

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SOURCE: Box Office Mojo, comScore

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.